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Thelma Gladys Flewelling


Thelma Gladys Flewelling

Thelma Gladys (Brownrigg) Flewelling of St. Stephen passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Born in Bocabec, NB on September 18, 1917, she was the daughter of the late John and Susan (Young) Brownrigg.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survived by her three daughters: Jane Wood (David) of Amherst, NS; Ann Flewelling of Fredericton, NB; and Joan Flewelling of St. Stephen, NB; two grandsons, Dr. Jeffrey Wood of Columbia, Missouri and Andrew Wood (Kristy DeDuck) of Montreal, Quebec as well as several nieces and nephews.

Thelma was predeceased by her husband, Joseph MacVay Flewelling, and six brothers and sisters.

Thelma worked for several years in her brother, Dr. Leslie Brownrigg's office prior to becoming a stay-at-home mother, a job she cherished. Over the years, Thelma enjoyed knitting, gardening, bowling, and playing Bridge. As well, she was an avid golfer, retiring from the game in her mid 80's. She was especially pleased with her hole-in-one at the St. Croix Country Club! Thelma regularly baked until she was 96 and was famous in several circles for her pies (making her first at the age of 10) and chocolate chip cookies. She kept her "pickle room" well-stocked with jams, jellies and pickles well into her 90's. Thelma was very proud of her two grandsons and their achievements.

She was extremely grateful for the dedicated care received from her three daughters which allowed her to remain in her home. Family was her number one priority and she was thankful for the countless times full of fun and laughter. Thelma very much enjoyed the open house last fall to celebrate her 100th birthday.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service; however, the family will receive friends to share memories of Mum for a long life well-lived at The S. O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 between 2:00 and 4:00 pm.

A private graveside service will take place at a later date.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Charlotte County Hospital Auxiliary, the Charlotte County Hospital Foundation or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.

On line condolences may be sent to the family at

At this time, the family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Norman Lister who provided excellent care for many years. Also, although only required for a short time, a heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff of the Extra-Mural Program.

Their kindness and compassion will never be forgotten.